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Is There Such a Thing As Easy Payroll Software?

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Sep 18, 2014 7:38:00 AM

Is There Such a Thing As Easy Payroll Software? With the employees being the key to their business’ success, medium or large business owners have a great deal to think about on a day to day basis - one of the most complex duties of a business owner is the monthly, or even weekly, payroll.

While easy payroll may seem like a far off dream for business with ten or more employees, it actually is a possibility.

What to look for in easy payroll software

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Topics: payroll management

Employee Time Clocks For Efficient Payroll Management

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Sep 16, 2014 6:19:00 AM

Payroll management can be a nightmare, especially if you have ever sifted through time sheets on a Monday morning to determine the payroll for the prior week. You know the headache that entails, as it is not uncommon to spend 3 hours to a half a day sorting through timesheets, and trying to read illegible handwriting.  Not to mention, putting aside time sheets that managers forgot to sign or hunting down lost time sheets.  You know the importance of getting the time correct in order to pay your employees correctly.  That is why you spend the extra effort trying to get the numbers right in the first place or you will risk the chance of underestimating payroll and unhappy employees. 

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Topics: employee time clocks

Why Time and Attendance Is Important for Your Business

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Sep 9, 2014 8:33:15 AM

Time and Attendance Novato CaliforniaThe single largest expense category for most small business owners is labor. Typically accounting for between 30-50% of the total cost of operation, control of your payroll costs is a significant determining factor for whether or not your business will succeed.  Proper handling of time and attendance records is necessary to give an accurate picture of your labor costs and the overall health of your company. 

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Topics: time and attendance

Online Payroll Management Outsourcing - A Green Payroll Solution

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Sep 2, 2014 6:55:00 AM

Did you know, if you outsource your payroll functions, you have just become a socially conscious business owner, whether you know it or not.  It is true! You may have not thought about it, but handing out paper checks has a much larger footprint on the environment than the paper check in itself.  Setting up online payroll is really setting up a green payroll solution.

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Topics: payroll management, Green Payroll

Effective Payroll Management Is the Key to Success!

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Aug 25, 2014 10:38:18 AM

If you are like most small business owners today, you wear multiple hats in order to manage many aspects of your company.  Often you will see the head of a company handling sales, marketing, bookkeeping and payroll management.  The reasons for this are plenty; I cannot justify, financially, adding another worker, I like to have control over the process of all aspects of the business.  Regardless, of the reasons, spreading yourself too thin could have disastrous effects on your business, especially when it comes to handling payroll.

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Topics: Payroll, payroll management

Mayor Ed Lee Announces $15 Minimum Wage Proposal

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Aug 14, 2014 8:05:27 AM

"Mayor Ed Lee closeup" by Mayor_Ed_Lee.jpg: Nancy Pelosiderivative work: Tktru (talk) - Mayor_Ed_Lee.jpg. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mayor_Ed_Lee_closeup.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Mayor_Ed_Lee_closeup.jpgMayor Ed Lee is proposing a $15 per hour minimum wage measure for the November ballot, which would place San Francisco in the stratosphere with its Pacific Northwest rival Seattle, where the city council got the nation's attention last week by boosting the minimum to $15.

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Topics: Payroll, minimum wage law

Outsourcing Your Payroll – What Are the Real Reasons? Part 1

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on May 16, 2014 7:51:00 AM

Many business owners make the mistake of assuming their payroll is better handled in house. They want control of their data, informational protection and financial savings. Occasionally in house payroll processing is the right fit, but the vast majority of businesses will quickly find the decision to manage their own payroll to be all consuming and costly in more ways than they imagined. Outsourcing your payroll is a much better solution for many businesses.

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Topics: Payroll

IRS And Dept Of Labor Announcements

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Feb 13, 2014 6:45:00 AM

We have listed below a number of changes for 2014 from the IRS and Department of Labor:

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Topics: payroll management

Change in IRS Rules on "Automatic Tipping" Raises a Red Flag for Hotels & Restaurants

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Nov 13, 2013 6:41:00 AM

One of the many new laws going into effect in 2014 will require hotels, restaurants and other employers in the hospitality industry to change their current practice when employees are paid "automatic" tips charged to large groups of patrons. This ruling will not only effect tax withholding, but also require employers to make additional overtime payments to the employees, above and beyond the automatic tip charged to the customer.

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Topics: payroll management

Updated ACA information: The penalty portion of the mandate will not be enforced.

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Sep 23, 2013 6:39:00 AM

FAQ on Notice of Coverage Options

Q: Can an employer be fined for failing to provide employees with notice about the Affordable Care Act's new Health Insurance Marketplace?

A: No. If your company is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, it should provide a written notice to its employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace by October 1, 2013, but there is no fine or penalty under the law for failing to provide the notice.

The notice should inform employees:

About the Health Insurance Marketplace; that, depending on their income and what coverage may be offered by the employer, they may be    able to get lower cost private insurance in the Marketplace; and  that if they buy insurance through the Marketplace, they may lose the employer contribution (if any) to their health benefits. 

The U.S. Department of Labor has two model notices to help employers comply. 
Model Notice for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees       
Model Notice for employers who do not offer a health plan

The model notices are also available in Spanish and MS Word format at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/.

Employers may use one of these models, as applicable, or a modified version. More compliance assistance information is available in a Technical Release issued by the US Department of Labor.
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Topics: payroll management

Free Download: Payroll Outsourcing Guide


Many business owners assume their payroll is better handled in house. They want control of their data, etc. Occasionally it may be. However, the vast majority of businesses quickly find it to be the wrong decision.

Download this guide to find out why...



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